College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
17-1
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
3-15
SOR Leader
Villanova
17-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
16-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East17-111712
2PurduePURBig Ten18-2228310
3VirginiaUVAACC17-134624
4DukeDUKEACC16-241841
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten17-35831533
6CincinnatiCINAmerican16-261241425
7KansasKUBig 1215-371587
8GonzagaGONZWCC16-48912963
9North CarolinaUNCACC15-49253
10Texas TechTTUBig 1215-310421215
11Wichita StateWICHAmerican15-311872226
12West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-31225919
13XavierXAVBig East17-3132175
14CreightonCREIBig East15-414482123
15Saint Mary'sSMCWCC18-2152923239
16ClemsonCLEMACC15-31640136
17Ohio StateOSUBig Ten16-417161121
18TCUTCUBig 1214-418311917
19TennesseeTENNSEC12-51931716
20ArizonaARIZPac-1215-420582620
21NevadaNEVMW17-3211562718
22Notre DameNDACC13-622686155
23MiamiMIAACC13-423593422
24FloridaFLASEC13-52492534
25AuburnAUBSEC16-22590109

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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